ST. CLAIR (1824, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1824
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ward's Landing (Marine City), MI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Gallager
Original Owner and Location:
Samuel Ward, Newport
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
56'
Beam:
13.9'
Depth:
4'
Tonnage (old style):
27 61/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Point Aux Barques, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
 Oct 1855
How:
Foundered.
History

First schooner built in St. Clair County.

1826, Jun 22 First vessel to pass from the Lakes to the Ocean by the Erie Canal.

1826, Aug 28 Arrived Detroit, MI from New York City, NY.

1831, Sep 20 Owned Charles Chartier, Clay, MI.

1832, Sep 28 Owned Dominique, Muir.

1837, May 23 Owned Charles Paquette.

1845 Rebuilt at Swan Creek (or Fair Haven or East China) by Charles Paquette; 58 x 14.6 x 4.6'; 35 14/95 tons.

1851, May 1 Disabled, lost boat & stove bulwarks, Lake Michigan.

1853, Nov Ashore at Manistee, MI, Lake Michigan.

1854, May Purchased on beach by Captain E. Kelly; released.

1854 Oct 14 Ashore between Point Bestie & Grand Haven, Lake Michigan.

1855, Oct Foundered, Lake Huron.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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ST. CLAIR (1824, Schooner)